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is on the defensive and more campaign-style events are needed to resell obama care. the next big test comes in two weeks when a crush of consumers is expected to try to enroll for insurance by january 1st. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. >>> and now to the first gun control legislation since last year's gus massacre at a connecticut elementary school. the house passed a bill extending legislation that prohibits firearms that can evade metal detecters and x-ray machines, plastic guns. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on the undetectable firearms act. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. now, the current law expires on monday and it bans plastic firearms. this law has been around since 1988 and it's always been extended very easily, but this time some lawmakers are looking for some changes to deal with new technology like 3-d printers, which makes manufacturing these plastic guns very easy. >> those in favor say aye. >> aye. >> those opposed, no. >> no. >> reporter: with only a voice vote, the house passed the resolution undetectable firearms act for more than ten yea
be destroyed by the middle of next year. >>> the white house is in full holiday mode. first lady michelle obama showing off the decorations. the visitors the next two weeks will be treated to the portuguese waterdogs ornament made out of black satin ribbons. one of the real first dogs sonny got a little excited yesterday knocking down a 2-year-old girl visiting from alabama! can you believe it? this is like the biggest white house scandal? no. >> look at that! >> that is the one where it looks nice. the next one, she ends up on the ground. >> she has a lasting memory there. they are all talking about it. >> the dog is bigger than she is. >> there she is on the ground! he decked her! >> he did not deck her. just a big dog. >> george w. bush had barney. >> she gets a hug from the first lady. it's all better. all better. >> i hope that girl doesn't have bad dreams of that nasty dog. >>> coming up, a celebrity chef airing her dirty laundry in court. lawson is opening up about her drug use and got to say a whole lot more as she tries to prove two sisters swindled her out of a million dollars. we are
lanza murdered 20 children, six educators and his mother before killing himself. >>> up next, is the obama care website a hacker's paradise? >>> but first, here's what some of our fox affiliates across the country are covering tonight. kttv in los angeles with the latest on the car crash that killed actor paul walker. autopsy results say he was killed by the combined effects of the impact and subsequent fire. investigators are still trying to determine what caused that car to careen out of control. wsvn in miami with nearly four dozen pilot whales stranded in shallow water in a remote area of florida's everglades national park. ten have already died. workers are trying to coax the remaining whales back into deeper water. >>> and this is a live look at eden prairie, minnesota, from fox 9. the big story there tonight is the storm that has spread about two feet of snow in northeastern minnesota. heavy snow and ice have contributed to hundreds of traffic accidents around that state and were cited in at least four fatal crashes since monday. that's tonight's live look outside the
has resigned. that story isn't done yet. we'll show you why, next. >>> plus president obama had 19 people behind him yesterday during his speech on obama care. who were they and why won't the administration tell us? they are now saying we don't get to know. that's unusual. we'll have more on it when we come back. ♪ who are you. >> i real♪ ♪ i really want to know ♪ who are you ♪ come on, tell me who are you ♪ ♪ i know they say you can't go home again ♪ ♪ ♪ i just had to come back one last time ♪ ♪ ♪ you leave home, you move on [ squeals ] ♪ andou do the best you can ♪ i got lostin this o♪ ♪ and forgot who i am >>> after weeks of controversy the news broke today that the cable news host who publically attacked sarah palin with words too ugly to repeat is now gone. he's resigned. we are still hearing from msnbc critics who remain unhappy. joining me to discuss it fox news contribute tor david webb. this intro is messed up. he started tea party 365. then bernard whitman, co-host of -- i don't know. it's messed up, bernard. and jedediah beelah. martin b
't done yet. we'll show you why, next. >>> plus president obama had 19 people behind him yesterday during his speech on obama care. who were they and why won't the administration tell us? they are now saying we don't get to know. that's unusual. we'll have more on it when we come back. ♪ who are you. ♪ who are you. >> i real hi honey, did you get e toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with n fedex one rate, i could ll a box and ship it r one flat rate. so i kn untilt was full. you'd be crazy not to. is tt nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. that's the sound of car insunce companies these days. here a cheap, there a cheap. everywhere a cheap... you get it. so what if instead ofjust a cheachoice, you could make a smart choice? like esurance for example they were born online and built to save people money from the beginning. that's what they've always ne. not just somhing they...cheep about. that's insurance for the modern world. esurance. now backed by allstate. click or call. >>> after weeks of controversy the
,000 people nationwide signed up for obama care sunday and monday. the next time you order something fatening you may want to check your receipt. it could contain a nutritional snapshot on your meal. joining us now, elizabeth mcdonald with the fox business network. and jamie colby and former and current attorney. >> all right. good to see all three of you. all right when i saw this and saw the fact that some restaurants were giving you your receipt after you have eaten the meal, buzz kill, i don't want to know. >> i see your point and after the meal is probably too late and you might want to order better choices. i see it as an opportunity for businesses if they are going to rat on you. chick-fil-a has fruk toctose in their buns? >> not me. when i go out to dinner, i don't want to know how many calories i have consumed. in new york you see it all over the place because by law they have to post it. >> my receipt is going to look at long as the great lead now. what is next bicycle drive throughs? it is a buzz kill. i don't want to know the calories in my cheese doodles. >> just to give you a se
presidents will be heading to south africa next week to attend the memorial services for the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surpris
known as madiba, will be laid to rest in south africa. >> well, president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. the president speaking about mandela's spirit and legacy after getting word of his passing. saying simply that mandela belongs to the ainges and that his struggles and triumphs were an inspiration. the president also ordering flag t at halftime. >> mandela being honored around the world and also high above the world. nasa tweeting from space in honor of nelson mandela, who died today, here is an image of south africa from the international space station. it's beautiful. great view of the nation that mandela changed forever. >> and among those remembering mandela is a man who is in close contact with the former african president's family. he met the leader in person five years ago when he won the nelson mandela pride for african security and development. he is the director of the africa center of the atlantic counsel. peter, great to have you with us now. so, the thing that is so awe inspiring about nelson mandela is that he
teacher held in a secure location and told to go home tomorrow. the plans for smith to head home next week to it be with his family for christmas is not to be. >> thank you, greg for that story out of the london. >>> here at home president obama on the offensive with the health care law. but he is facing a real problem. >> the president's big focus is to create a better economy and jobs for the people. that's where the focus is. >> we have a debate on that agenda. >>> plus an american city declaring war on the butterfly. >> war or protecting. >> free and fly. fly away. bye-bye. ♪ i have low testosterone. there, i said it. see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% testosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with applicati sites. discontinue andgel and call your doc
for the next few weeks, now that the obama care website appears to be working better. meanwhile, former president clinton is clarifying comments that seem to put him at odds with the president over the law. brianna keilar has more. >> reporter: president obama focusing today on getting young people covered under the affordable care act as his administration tries to turn the page from that troubled website. one road block down, partially anyway. the path ahead is still uphill. >> every day i check to make sure that it's working better. and, you know, we've learned not to make wild promises about how perfectly smooth it's going to be at all times. >> reporter: president obama kicking off another push to sell his signature health care law to a skeptical public. >> i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, about its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> reporter: as the white house spends the next three weeks trying to convince americans there's more to obama care than the fumbled rollout, a powerful ally talked to cnn espa
and their families have received insurance cancellation notices. do you think medicare advantage maybe obama cares next victim? and if so, what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, costs, forgone benefit offerings and provider networks? >> thank you, mr. chairman. indeed, i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. as i said in my opening statement. the work we've done on the implications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania would suggest that in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefit, beneficiary of about $2200, that this is about a 19% reduction in those benefits. and that we would see a decline in -- about 113,000 pennsylvanians. those numbers for 2014 are of concern, but i am more troubled by the trajectory over the succeeding five years of the full cuts under the affordable care act as to whether medicare advantage will remain a viable option within the medicare program and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i just want to echo the statements that we heard in many of the opening remarks. the medicare population is
. do you think medicare advantage may be obama cares next victim? what might beneficiaries in pennsylvania expect over the coming years in terms of plan choices, cost, benefit offerings, and provider debt works -- networks. >> i am concerned about the future of medicare advantage. thework we have done on applications of aca cuts, for example, in pennsylvania, in 2014 there would be an average loss of benefits of about 22 hundred dollars. there is a 90% reduction in benefits. we will see a decline in the medicare advantage to about 113,000 in sylvania is. are of concern. i am more troubled by the trajectory of the succeeding five years and the full cuts under the affordable care act. as to whether medicare banish for maine a viable option, and deliver the comprehensive benefits. i want to echo the statements that we heard in the opening remarks. the medicare population is so different than when medicare was originating. it is not population has multiple chronic conditions. it requires a coordinated approach to care. that is the route to better health and financial futures fo
, seems to be changing his tune. and he's winning praise from president obama. that's next. i have low testosterone. there, i said it. see, i knew testosterone could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% testosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or might have prostate cancer, and women who are or may become pregnant or are breast-feeding, should not use androgel. serious side effects include worsening of an enlarged prostate, possible increased risk of prostate cancer, lower sperm count, swelling of ankles,
criticism, the obama administration says is now ready for its next big test. >> the obama administration met its deadline over the weekend and now says the site works more than 90% of the time. that's up significantly from 40% when it was launched two months ago. >> the bottom line, on december 1 is night and day from where it was on october 1. >> that's president obama's special advisor in charge of fixing the website that was originally bogged down with with hundreds of bugs. the white house says dramatic progress has been made with the site now performing with private sector like velocity. the site now has a lower error rate and capacity to handle 50,000 visitors at once. if it's too busy, there is now a virtual waiting room that will email you when it's less crowded. democrats say the new report shows the administration hit the big benchmarks. >> 50,000 people at one time, 800,000 people a day. look, this is going to take sometime before it's up and kicking in full gee. what we have to look at is those states where you have well functioning websites like
at his life, john carlin, thanks so much. in our next half hour president obama's tribute to nelson mandela during a lighting of the national christmas tree and wyntoon marsalis. >>> chuck hagen made a surprise visit to u.s. troops in afghanistan. reassureing alleys. a clear-eyed real and difficult engagement. underscoring how difficult it is hagel toured a u.s. navy ship keeping watch off iran. margaret brennan has more. >> reporter: defense secretary chuck hagel climbed aboard a ship with a message -- a diplomatic breakthrough with iran doesn't change the threat level in the region or the u.s. military presence. >> this region is is dangerous. it's combustible. it's unstable. but having a steady american hand in this region to help our allies and reassure our allies is really key. >> reporter: the ussponce is part of the nave fleet which defends american assets. this ship is the pentagon's first command and staging base in the persian gulf. it's 120 miles off the coast of iran and it's outfitted with small drone aircraft underwater drones and helicopters to h
for memorial event next week. nelson mandela met president obama in 2005. former presidents cloipt clinton and bush will travel to south africa. >> let's here about the event for the week ahead. >> south africa is preparing a week of events. flags fly at half mast. sunday is designated as a national day of prayer and reflection. the nation's people are asked to remember nelson mandela in their thoughts and prayers. tuesday the 10th is the next most important day. the day when the national memorial service will be held at the soccer city stadium. it conceded 95,000 people. it was the site of the 2012 world cup final and known as the kalabash. it's a cooking pot shaped in the form of a cooking pot. wednesday to friday nelson mandela's body will lie in state in the union building in pretoria. that's the official residents of the current president jacob zuma. there'll be many memorial services throughout the country during the three days. there'll be a state funeral. however, we have information because at that funeral nelson mandela's family and the world will say goodbye to the first nobel p
provider. you can watch us in hd. next is a discussion of the obama administration efforts to reintroduce the health care law and other issues leading up to the 2014 midterm election. run this morning's "washington journal." host: paul singer is the politics editor of "usa today." thank you for being with us. rick to see you. great to to see you -- see you. host: let's talk about the legislative week because it is a busy week for washington. the only time the house and senate are in session, what can you expect? guest: the first thing we can hope for is a budget deal, particularly between paul ryan and patty murray in the senate. there is every signal that we could get a two-year budget he'll that would allow all of us to no longer worry about shutdowns in january. host: there have been some talk that some of the big-ticket items, medicare, medicaid, social security, would be part of this agreement. guest: there will be a little bit more -- basically trying to get rid of the sequester funding cuts. there will be a little bit more order in the spending levels. i think the major victory her
news on obama care. we got 70 years before the next story comes. >> it's next. the rebought of obama care comes as the president will talk about the benefit of this health care law. yesterday, president obama defended the affordable care act and suggested if republicans have better ideas they should bring them to the stable. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will get started with the exchanges, with the marketplaces, so we're not going to walk away from it. if i've got to fight another three years to make sure this law works, then that's what i will do. i have always said, i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want to make that clear. >> you know, if what the president said is introduce. then that's a marked change since the first time the health care law went through. the republicans had scores of amendments that harry reid killed. never let him discuss it on the floor. never got a vote on the floor, so if the president now wants to work
of politico magazine. washington journal is next. >> president obama launches a push forc-relations republicans will continue to law,tigate the health care holding for hearings today on its rollout. the white house is coming under pressure to hold someone under accountable for the failures. republicans, (202) 585-3881. democrats, (202) 585-3880. all others, (202) 585-3882. let me begin with the new york times story this morning, considering which heads may roll for the website. the white house is under mounting pressure from democrats and close allies to hold a accountable person botched rollout of president obama's signature domestic achievement and determine who should be fired. some of those names are familiar to you have have been watching the hearings on capitol hill as some of them have testified about what went wrong with the rollout and to knew what and when there would be problems. we will go outside of washington. we have for the calls inside the beltway. think? you according to the new york times, the president is under mounting pressure from dem
? >> the republican really messed up with the government shutdown, we have the obama website. suicide will be a concern next. we'll see. >> what the government worries about in terms of the website, if we're talking about this in the same way come january, then all of a sudden, the candidates out there, a lot of democrats have taken tough votes. they'll be hard pressed to go out there and do the same thing. >> this is republicans hoping that if she say hillary care, she'll step in. they almost want to divide the party. >> coming up, the roundtable is going to be coming back. as we give thanks this holiday weekend, harry smith will have the pointed story of the victim weekend, harry smith will have the pointed story of the victim of the you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what
of accountability is resurfacing as the president is trying to explain problems with obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. >> cornyn is running for re-election next year. he says he wants to scrap obama care and replace it with a different kind of overhaul. >>> a top u.n. official says there is massive evidence linking the syrian regime including president assad to war crimes during the country's nearly 3-year-old civil war conflict. they say is complicates responsibility at the highest level including the head of the state and it linked syrian rebels to the commission of war crimes. >>> an american in cuba is appealing to president obama. alan gross wrote a letter and it's expected to be delivered today. in it, gross says the president should intervene personally in his case. this is part of a new strategy by gross' family to put direct pressure on the white house. "the washington post" obtained a copy of this letter. >>> it is 34 minutes past the hour. let's get a check of the weather. are we talking snow again? >> we are, but not yet. i'll star
get 19% support. so as we look ahead to next november a troubling as obama care could be for democrats, those numbers for republicans could be even worse, shep. >> john roberts in atlanta. >>> okay. something lighter. remember back when we were covering lance armstrong's doping accusations all the time? i wondered aloud if maybe the problem was something akin to what was happening on my favorite television program, the hbo show "true blood." >> what? >> v. >> what do you mean v? >> well, i mean the sheriff took v. do you not watch "true blood". >> no. >> if you get all amped up on v, you do all kinds of weird things. you should watch it. it will make you crazy to v. >> the judge did not watch sadly. i though have watched everything. and i'm waiting for the new one, a big fan obviously. and the man who played the character al seed will be with us next. joe manganelo live on his new fitness book, his life a mess a decade ago. and what's in store for sooki in the next and last episode of "true blood." that's next. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily game of "what if
's not something that's optional. >> vocational training over the next decade absolutely critical. coming up on "morning joe" we'll talk to chris matthews ahead of his interview with president obama. plus, pastor rick warren will be here for a special part one of a special two day appearance. and why the richest man on wall street is taking aim at apple. the new issue of "time" possible files karl icahn. and top stories in the politico playbook. but first bill karins. >> the east coast is warm but suffering in the heartland. this storm really like mid-winter, as cold as it gets and the snow and ice. it's a rough start to winter. let's show you first off what's happening yesterday. minnesota got nailed by this snowstorm. some areas around duluth three feet of snow. in colorado the mountains got it too and the temperatures -- it's minus 26 wind chill right now in denver. let me show you my airport concerns for today. again, the most impacts from this current storm will be felt later tonight and tomorrow in the deep south but denver, albuquerque, oklahoma city, dallas and atlanta all possible a
-sector. secondly the next big test of obama care is not this website. it will get fixed. the next test is 7 million people signed up by the end of march. that's what we should be watching. >> it's not going to be happening. >> it's very hard. >> that's your way of saying it won't happen. >> i don't want to -- >> how do people get access to health care. it's not just republicans who didn't have an alternative but the insurance companies are another part of this to deal with that it's proved difficult. >> obama needs the insurance companies. >> it's a captive audience. >> he created a monopoly here. how far to go to insurance companies now. >> but there's competition among them through these exchanges to bring down prices. >> ed rendell, steve malzberg thank you very much. robert gibbs thank you as well. please go change. >> if i were you, man, i would be wearing this all week. >> i'm not going wash it. congratulations to gus and that great auburn team. >> okay. >> i'm envisioning you walking down the street wearing that. >> mika, i'm send ug one this afternoon. >> wear it tomorrow. >> thank you. >>
that house republicans believe they have found their next big issue that they're going to hit president obama with. they did sort of need something new, right, for the holiday? s and turns out president obama didn't close the vatican embassy, they thought they had a live one there, but that ended up not being true. and they thought they had a huge story when they thought president obama didn't cover babies with the health insurance. but that wasn't true. that one guy that thought his baby was not covered on his health insurance is because that one activist guy forget to list that baby. he forget one of his kids, simple mistake, apparently. the irs scandal turned out not really being a scandal. trying to turn the benghazi scandal into a tragedy other than a tragedy. and they keep trying to pull stunts to repeal obama care, now that hundreds of thousands of people are getting health insurance that they didn't have before. they really need a new thing. they think they would like to hit him now on iran. according to the hill, quote, house republicans are legislati options that would explicitly ri
, president barack obama said the overhaul is working and not repealing it as long as i am president." his remarks are next. we will hear from the president's chief of staff about the limitation of the health care law. later, the house judiciary committee looks at how the obama administration has made certain changes to the affordable care act by using executive powers. next "washington journal," jim mcdermott talks about the health care law and the latest on the budget negotiations. then house armed services committee member duncan hunter will discuss the recent deal with iran over its nuclear program. fnd on the recent launch of "politico" magazine. also your calls, e-mails, and tweets. "washington journal" each morning on c-span. > as you walk in, there are tables out in front with lots of pamphlets. prior to entering the gun show and the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns and the ehrman is doing this and obamacare is doing -- terrible. those are the folks i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflets and the ideas. an academic. i
. these are the people that the kpwoepl -- that the obama campaign went after. >> look at the next one. this is spectacular and this is terrible news for the white house. these are millenials, people between 18 and 24. these are the people who can still be on their parents' health insurance, and yet 52%, a majority of them, millenials who took part in the study, would recall the president of the united states. they're worried about their future. they're worried about the political system. they're worried about the n.s.a. they're drifting away from traditional politics. they don't like the way things are going and if they had the chance, they would recall the president of the united states. >> and they also would probably around the same numbers recall everybody in congress, very disappointed. >> yeah but he's the leader. >> harvard's analysis of the poll said, quote, millenials are losing touch with the government and its programs because they believe the government is losing touch with them. >> wake up washington. >> let's say we wanted to get in touch with other news, who would you r
. information on how president obama and his president saysors will be kept safe, that is coming up next. >> memorial and funeral services are said to be the largest gathering for an international diplomat ever. security and transportation are likely to be logistical challenges. many say that the 2010 soccer cup in south africa was a success. so secure think the time around should also be feasible. joining me by phone to discuss this is reid epstein, "politico's" white house reporter. reid, it is confirmed the white house did send over a secret service team immediately when it was confirmed the president would be heading there. what are you learning? >> caller: deb, as soon as the mandela news broke, the white house sent secret service and military chiefs to south africa to start getting ready for the president's arrival. they are working with secret service officers who are based both in south africa and rome, who had been coordinating for months answers years with the south africans preparing for the services after man dell why's death knowing that u.s. president would want to be one t
laureate will take place next sunday in his hometown. president obama and first lady michelle are expected to attend the funeral. ever since he passed away, mourners have been leaving everything in front of his home showing their love and appreciation for this great man. they have also been singing and dancing for the man who urged forgiveness and unity following the end of south africa's apartheid system. what a moment and what a shock. >> we have been seeing pictures and video of mr. mandela. just ahead, a photographer who documented mandela's struggle against apartheid. he will join us. he shared a new year's eve celebration with mr. mandela after he was finally freed from prison. his stunning images of history coming up next. over the next 40 years the united states population is going to grow by over 90 million people, and almost all that growth is going to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family is moved into safe, clean affordable housing,
on the economy and if this suggests optimism, at least to you, about the economy. if you are under 30 -- up next is mike from sun city california. i put this all on barack obama. it is his philip -- it is his philosophy in terms of growing government is causing all this anguish. this is coupled with obamacare, which is a total nightmare. i premium has gone up. this is ridiculous. what is usually created is the new underclass, the educated poor. the man does not care about free enterprise. wants government in charge of everything. it is a different philosophy than a republican would have. that if romney were elected, we would be coming out of this by now. with all this government regulation and the government goes -- the government knows best and comes first, as sky has never worked hard. arrogant,most polarizing, racist president we have ever had. the only people making excuses for him are the morally weak and politically correct liberal white apologists and the plaque -- and the black racists in the name of political correctness. everyone else is realistic enough to see the frog has dissipated
. cortizone-10. feel the heal. president obama goes on the offensive today to try to revive his signature health care reform law. the obama team spent weeks playing defense over the disastrous debut of the website. next hour he kicks off a new campaign to highlight the benefits of the affordable care act. the administration plans daily events through december 23rd but convincing young people to sign up for obama care may be a tough sell. according to a brand-new gallup poll, americans aged 18 to 29 are the least familiar with the health care law. this is the main group, by the way, an the administration needs toe attract to make the whole system work. call it crisis management on a global scale. vice president biden is on a mission to ease tensions between china and japan. he and the new u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy sat down with japan's deputy prime minister taro aso today. hot on the agenda, how to handle the defense zone chooen has over the sea. he was deeply concerned over the actions. >> the u.s. has an interest in lowering the tensions in this region as
name on it, obama care. the next guest testified before the congress about why that is so dangerous. >> if the people come to believe the government is no longer constrained by the laws they will conclude no longer are they. this is a dangerous sort of thing for the president to do to wantly ignore the laws. >> that is a very deep point and not often enough articulated. michael, the man that said it. director of health policy studies at the cato institute in washington. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. >> very smart as you just said, if people think the president's not constrained by laws they will believe they are not either. give us examples of how the president has ignored the law. >> the biggest example is there are provisions in obama care that only take effect if the states establish these health insurance exchanges, only if there is an exchange, quote, established by the state. now those provisions include the subsidies available through exchanges and the employer mandate, the penalties imposed on employers if they don't offer what the government considers adequate hea
next year. republicans have yet to land a top recruit to run against the popular democrat. >>> president obama welcomed recipients of the 36th annual kennedy center honors for the white house. this year's recipients are carlos santana, herbie hancock and billy joel along with martina arroyo and shirley maclaine. >>> that's going to do it for your morning dish of scrambled politics. joining me from washington for our first look at politics is washington post reporter david nakamura. david, good morning. >> hi. >> let's start with joe biden and his trip to asia. i know you were a pool reporter on that so welcome home. >> thank you. good trip. >> what exactly was the vice president able to accomplish? >> well, i think there were two things that really were foremost for the obama administration. one there is a stirmish between china and japan over islands in the east china sea. a big problem for international security. joe biden met with both the prime minister of japan and the president of china and said he made clear to china he wanted them to sort of roll back an air defens
, and unemployment benefits. long term unemployment benefits expired and they need to be renewed. president obama weighed in on that one. >> by the way, christmastime is not the time for congress to tell 1 million that they no lo longer have employment benefits. >> the senate comes in next week so there is still time to negotiate these big-ticket items but there is still the little stuff. and it really runs the gamut. >> one of the big things is the budget. the last time congress had a fight over the budget this past october the government shutdown for 16 days. what are we facing this time? >> reporter: that's right. they made up a budget committee. the power really lies in two people. patty murray, and paul ryan. of course the vice presidential candidate last year. and they're trying to figure out a budget, they have to make their presentation to congress. and then they're trying everything they can to avoid another government shoulddown and there is hope that it leads to some compromise can be reached. >> libby if congress is not able to get to the farm bill and some of these other important me
is clear rested, bright eyed and bushy tail them newest member of the obama family showing too much puppy love in the white house. >>> and next half hour, don't forget about the morning glass of orange juice. how about taking a shower with it? it is the latest health trend. the vitamin c shower. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> classic. love that song. >> even in the bark fashion. >> yep. >> what do you get when you mix jingle bell holiday spirit with a bouncing new puppy. >> at the white house it wasn't canine carolling but it head added to the festivities. and of course anything involving a puppy makes it our favorite story of the day. here's maib mary bruce. >> reporter: someone maybe a little too excited for the holidays. sonny, the newest member of the obama family joined the first lady and children for holiday cheer. bounding with excitement, her first christmas at the white house. she got too rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sonny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil th
by president obama and most every other democrat. the so-called living wage issue will be a democratic hallmark next year. of course, if you give fast food workers a minimum of 15 bucks an hour, fast food prices go up for everybody. so, americans will pay more. that is a primary consideration in the debate. talking points believes the republican party must drop ideology almost entirely and concentrate on the economy and putting forth a healthcare plan that makes sense. everything else really doesn't matter. it's all about wages, jobs, and health, that's it. if the g.o.p. does not consolidate its message, it will not capitalize on mr. obama's troubles. it's as simple as that and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction, with us the former governor of alaska and vice presidential candidate sarah palin has a new book out called "great tidings and great job protecting the heart of christmas. two segments tonight. am i going wrong here on the republican party. >> no. you are absolutely spot on and united message from republicans, independents, libertarians those who do want to capita
. president obama, as well as former presidents bill clinton, george w. bush, all expected to attend ceremonies in south africa in the next several days. before he is buried in his rural hometown one week from tomorrow. >>> a real leader in very many ways, on many levels. >> an iconic figure. >> for sure. >>> it was 72 years ago today japan launched the surprise attack pullingth united states into world war ii. we will go to pearl harbor as we remember that fateful day. >>> may be the key to the success of obama care, but as the signup deadline nears, can president obama urge enough young healthy people to buy in? >> i do remember what it's like being 27 or 28 and aside from the occasional basketball injury, you know, most of the time i kind of felt like i had nothing to worry about. of course, that's what most people think. until they have something to worry about. so ally bank has a raise your re cd that wothat's correct.a rate. cause'm really nervous about getting trapped. why's that? uh, mark? go get help! i have my reasons. look, you don't have to feel trapped with our raise yr
, but deal with the issues at hand. when i am dead, i am food for the maggots. host: john is next. good morning to you. i echo president obama sentiments about nelson mandela. reagan had mandela, as well as bush, he was considered a terrorist. it is funny how when we look , martinthese folks luther king and mandela, two of humans in theble century. they were looked upon during their lives, not so much as the heroes that they are now. just remember that. host: john, thank you for the call. this piece from "ast." why mandela? what exactly makes nelson mandela so special? apart from the fact that he emerged from 27 years in apartheid prisons bearing so little malice. he insisted on reconciliation being central to a truth commission in order to heal wounds caused by years of bitter racial hatred. bok rugby a spring jersey in a bold bid to unite the nation behind the mainly white south african team. he stepped down after just one term, unlike too many world leaders who cling to it until they -- it destroys them or the nation they are leading. next is james, grand forks, north dakota. republi
the next 10 days. cbs news, johannesburg. >> a public funeral for him will be held before his burial. world leaders will attend including president obama. >>> in june of 1994, months after he was released from prison, nelson mandela visited the united states. more than 70,000 people packed the open coliseum here to see him. and as kpix 5's christin ayers explains, he came because the east bay was the leader in the apartheid movement. >> reporter: a memorial of nelson mandela and a host of other humanitarian giants. >> it is you the people of oakland, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my delegation the hope to continue the struggle. >> reporter: it was no accident that nelson mandela made oakland the final stop on his 1990 u.s. freedom tour. >> the east bay was a center of the test to change the south african government and get rid of apartheid. >> reporter: ron dellums was the first to introduce antiapartheid legislation in 1972 and 7 years later berkeley became the first in the nation to divest from south africa. >> in the '80s the divestment movement on the campus began i
to half staff in many countries in his honor. also, president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> the chp have issued a statewide amber alert for a 14 year old girl believed to have been taken by men in kennewick, washington. her name is elizabeth romero you see her on the left. she is described as 5 ft. 3 in. tall, weighing 130 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. selassie when a white tank top, dark pants and was carrying a backpack and a pink purse. police say that she was taken by 19 year-old eduardo flores rosales on the right on wednesday afternoon. he is a hispanic man standing by feet 9 in. tall, weighing a 200 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. he was last seen driving and early 2000 green for the escape. they may be passing through the bay area enroute to mexico. >> a former judge will conduct an independent review of alleged harassment of an african-american student at san jose state. those claims of harassment sparked outrage on the campus. the university president will lead a task force. it will determine what exis
. >> thank you for joaning us. >> bill and ally are up next. >>> we start with a fox news alert. we are waiting to hear from the white house for the first time since they hit the deadline for the obama care website to be fixed. >> some vower ares say the site's ills are not cured>> reporter: while the white house declared victory on turning the corner on the website. they say there is back end problems to the site in completing the process through the check out counter and you will communicate with the insurance company when you have enrolled and signed up. as they log on to, there is jumbled things and what not that suggest that the site is not ready. you have a larger group of people trying to log on that it is turning the corner and that may explain why outside help advisors like dr. emmanuel seemed to be lowering expectation. >> like goggle and facebook they are constantly improving and this one has a way to go. it is working reasonably well. >> reporter: that so manies to lower the bar a bit on how well it is really working. and republican law makers are not qu
for a $15 an hour wage. that has been endorsed by president obama and most every other democrat. the so-called living wage issue will be a democratic hallmark next year. of course, if you give fast food workers a minimum of 15 bucks an hour, fast food prices go up for everybody. so, americans will pay more. that is a primary consideration in the debate. talking points believes the republican party must drop ideology almost entirely and concentrate on the economy and putting forth a healthcare plan that makes sense. everything else really doesn't matter. it's all about wages, jobs, and health, that's it. if the g.o.p. does not consolidate its message, it will not capitalize on mr. obama's troubles. it's as simple as that and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight, reaction, with us the former governor of alaska and vice presidential candidate sarah palin has a new book out called "great tidings and great job protecting the heart of christmas. two segments tonight. am i going wrong here on the republican party. >> no. you are absolutely spot on and united message from republicans,
: >> on the next washington journal the foreign-policy initiative discussing secretary of state john kerry's tenure so far in the overall foreign policy challenges that the obama administration faces. after that, the center for public integrity talking about financial disclosure requirements for state supreme court judges. then, a discussion about genetically modified foods with new york university professor mary ann nestle. it will also look for your reaction, as always, by phone, e-mail, and twitter. live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict
. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is a push that president obama is beginning today and is going to take place over the next few weeks. he will be trying to focus not on the website, which still has some issues, although it's doing better, but focus instead on his signature health care program. and then what we're going to see, starting tomorrow, is an emphasis each day on what the white house feels are some of the best selling points, consumer selling points for this program. tomorrow, for instance, is going to be preventive care. thursday, they will focus on pre-existing conditions that insurance companies now must cover folks for. still, of course, there are some problems with the website. the administration had said that they expected the capacity to be at 50,000 yesterday. 50,000 users could use it at the same time. turns out it really topped out somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000. some of those problems still being acknowledged by the white house. here is what jay carney said. >> i think that we're not done with the work that needs to be done on that website, but we have, i think,
if it were repeeled. we know that this is said over and over, the best salesperson, best face of the obama care is obama himself. his senior advisers criticizing whether he has the right team around him at this point. over the next few days, honestly speaking, as they continue through december 23rd, it sounds like it has to be the president on the forefront of this. >> part of this effort is they have to -- this is targeted at the public at large consumers who want to sign up, in many ways this is targeted to members of congress, democrats who really lost faith in the white house and president's ability to manage aca. they followed the president's lead for years on this and many of them feel quite burned, particularly on the issue of canceled policies in the individual market. and the white house is having to show here they have the ability to get out in front and try to get people to follow their lead again. and members talked to folks on the hill yesterday, there's a little bit of a wait and see attitude from rank in file members. they are going to want to see how vigorous the push is be
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